The Horse Race Wheel uses a few things: The Wheel of Chance to spin, 6 Horse Props, and a Green Mat to move the horses on. After your guests have bet on which horse they think will win the race, the person running the game will take their money and spin the wheel. The anticipation of where it stops is the most fun part of this game. Eventually one of the horses will move enough spaces on the mat to cross the finishing line, and they would win the race! The great thing that we love about this game, is its competitive factor. You you will have lots of hoots and hollering and people can get pretty animated during the game. Out of the 6 horses, we like to throw in a donkey or a zebra into the mix as they tend to be the most popular choices throughout the night!
We also have two other themes that you can use with the Wheel of Chance if you would prefer those. Be sure to check out what our Car Race Wheel and Jungle Race Wheel looks like too!
Here are the dimensions of this product – the stand is detachable from the wheel, so there are dimensions for both listed below:
- Weight = 16 lbs
- Height = 49″
- Length = 28″
- Width = 28″
- Weight = 21 lbs
- Length = 30″
- Width = 40″
- Depth = 9″
How to Play This Game
We have some recommendations that will help you understand how this game is played. Find 6 players if you can to play (not required however), and each person will choose which Horse they hope will win. Each Horse will be assigned a number between 1 – 6. When you spin the wheel and numbers come up, that horse(s) will move on the mat towards the finishing line. For example, if 1,2,3 comes up on the wheel, Horse #1, #2, and #3 will move up a spot. If instead 4,4,5 is spun, Horse #4 will move up 2 spaces, and Horse #5 will move up one space. The first Horse to pass the finishing line wins!
How to PROFIT with This Game
We have some excellent tips on how to profit with this game, if you are using it at a Fundraiser. Try to find 6 players each race, but it is ok if you don’t get all 6 Horse’s accounted for. We suggest that you charge each player $5 per race or maybe $8 per race if you bet on 2 Horses, which will double their chances of winning. If you had 6 players, you could make $30 per race. Keep track of all of the winners throughout the night, and at the end of the night only they are invited to participate in a tournament. Make sure to let everyone know what the prize is so that it will entice them to play! You may want to still offer the “losers” of the race a free raffle ticket as a thank you for playing. It doesn’t cost you more than $0.01 so why not put a smile on their face?! This is a highly competitive game and usually people play more than once.
What Kind of Vehicle do I need?
We have highlighted what NOT to bring in
Red as we doubt it will fit, and we highlighted our recommended vehicle(s) in Green. Of course this is only a guideline but we are just giving you our honest opinion based on what we have seen over the years. We do this day in and day out, so have a really good idea at what will work: Compact Car
- Large Car
- Small SUV
- Large SUV
- Pick up Truck
How to Prepare for Pick up
We have highlighted in Green what you may want to bring with you so that you are well prepared:
- Bungee Cords
- 1 Blanket
You will need car seats / children in backseat absent as you may need to fold your seats down.
How Heavy is this to Transport
A common question is to ask how heavy a product is, so that people know how many others they may need to bring to help lift this into their vehicle. With this product, one person is all you need! It is very light weight so you will be fine.